Volte no tempo de Leningrad, a era comunista de São Petersburgo, e explore a cidade em uma excursão noturna a pé, vendo intrigantes locais de seu passado comunista. A excursão de 2 horas leva você para atrações como a antiga instalação da KGB (polícia secreta) (conhecida como a Casa Grande), um café da era Soviética, o Campo de Marte e um navio de guerra restaurado. Ouça contos sobre dois principais governantes, Lenin e Stalin, desfrutando de uma perspectiva da vida em São Petersburgo entre 1917 e 1991.
We had this excellent tour with Irina, who is a very knowledgeable, passionate and friendly guide. She clarified a lot of issues for us, and she had a highly nuanced approach to complicated questions. She brought it her own experiences and opinions while also making room and presenting alternative perspectives, which was beautiful to watch. We travelled with two children, 11 and 13, and they also understood and enjoyed Irina's presentation. We highly recommend the tour.
The meeting point should be in a public place - I had to pay for a train ticket that I wasnt going to use just to meet the group. The guide also wasn't a very good speaker/storyteller and preferred 1:1 conversations which really doesnt work in a group tour setting.
We met our guide Anastasia in Palace Square at 6pm. Brilliant start - our guide is called Anastasia! It was just the 3 of us so we had a very informative walking tour. This tour was brilliant and for a young guide to be that knowledgeable about the Revolution and Soviet times was a real achievement. Anastasia was brilliant. For this tour to be of value you would really need to have some interest and knowledge of the topic up front because it almost becomes a two way discussion on a massive topic. I did learn some things I was previously unaware of - I highly recommend this tour.
One point - on the descriptions I read before booking the tour - I read that we met in Lenin Square at Finland Station where Lenin arrived etc and that on the tour we saw The Big House KGB and also visited a Soviet Cafe so I was surprised that my on line booking gave instructions to meet at Palace Square. On our tour we did not go to The Big House or a Soviet cafe. But of course we saw other things like Pravda offices and we did visit the flame shown in the picture. I think maybe there are two tours? You could not possibly visit Lenin Square, The Big House, and Palace Square storming of Winter Palace in one walking tour. Anyway it does not matter. You can visit later whatever interests you after. THIS TOUR WAS EXCELLENT AND OUR GUIDE ANASTASIA WAS BRILLIANT.